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Can You Get Veneers With Crooked Teeth?

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Close up 3D rendering of a thin porcelain veneer being applied to a toothVeneers are a common fix for dental imperfections. However, can these coverings be used with crooked teeth? Yes, provided that the teeth are healthy.

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers are thin shells that attach to the front of a tooth to cover imperfections such as cracks, crookedness, misalignment, or discoloration. These shells are made of porcelain or tooth-colored composite, but they can vary in color. Veneers are an easy fix for dental imperfections and are commonly referred to as instant orthodontics. Once attached to the front of a tooth, veneers can last for up to 20 years.

Use of Veneers for Crooked Teeth

Teeth misalignment is a common occurrence for both baby teeth and permanent teeth. Other causes of crooked teeth include genetics, jaw misalignment, facial injury, poor diet, and poor dental care. While crooked teeth do not always pose risks, they increase the likelihood of periodontal disease, affect feeding, cause teeth wear, and can also cause speech difficulties.

Veneers are the cheapest dental option for crooked teeth, but they do not work in all instances. A dentist should assess your teeth to determine if veneers will improve your situation or make the misalignment more visible.

Veneers are not suitable for teeth with cavities or infections. In this case, these underlying, more serious issues should first be addressed before the veneers are attached. Finally, it is important to consider whether the teeth misalignment will be effectively corrected by veneers alone or whether other treatments will be necessary.

Dental Options for Crooked teeth

There are alternatives that people with crooked teeth may consider. Metallic braces or aligners can be used to move and align teeth for a perfect smile. However, the use of braces takes time and is quite expensive. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is used to restore a worn-out tooth. A cosmetic dentist can use a series of crowns to cover tooth misalignment. Crowns are less expensive and an instant but temporary fix for crooked teeth.

Closing Remarks

Veneers can be used to straighten crooked teeth, provided that the teeth are healthy. Visit our cosmetic dentist to assess the teeth and establish whether veneers are the best option.

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